Obituaries

Thu
04
Feb

Steve A. Potter Sr., 1957 -2016

Steve A. Potter was born March 31, 1957, to Bert and Ada Mae Potter in Bristow,. He departed this life at home with his wife and kids by his side on Feb. 1, 2016, at the age of 58 years, 10 months and ne day. He attended Bristow Public Schools. On July 31, 1976, Steve A. Potter and Lois Darlene Few were united in marriage. They were looking forward to celebrating 40 years of marriage later this year. Steve served his country in the Army National Guard for 21 years before retiring as SGT. 1st class. The owner and operator of Potter Construction, Steve specialized in concrete finishing for over 40 years; he was always known as a hard worker. He enjoyed taking his pontoon boat and RV to the lake. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.

 

Thu
04
Feb

Norma Lee Wieberdink, 1926 - 2016

Lifetime resident, Norma Lee Wieberdink was born Feb. 21, 1926, to Evert and Amy (Higginbotham) Hurt in Bristow. She departed this life Feb. 2, 2016, at the age of 89 years 11 months and 12 days. Norma attended Bristow Public Schools. On June 8, 1944, Norma Hurt and Loren Wieberdink were united in marriage. To this union were born two children, Eddie and Sherian. They enjoyed many years together until his passing in 1983. Norma was the 4-H All Around Girl in Creek County, and the Handicap champion at the State Golf Tournament in Duncan in 1967. She was also known as quite the bowler, winning State Doubles champion in 1967. As well, her bowling team was Oklahoma Champion in 1974 and then finished second place in the United States tournament.

 

Tue
02
Feb

Patricia Ann Humphrey 1925 - 2016

Patricia Ann Humphrey was born July 24, 1925, to Fred and Ramona Godon. Patsy, as she was known by all, departed this life Jan. 30, 2016, at the age of 90 years, six months and six days. Patsy was a lifelong resident of Bristow and she graduated from Bristow High School in 1943 then continued her education at Oklahoma A&M, now known as Oklahoma State University. Patsy Godon and Jack Humphrey were united in marriage in Bristow on Nov. 25, 1945. They shared nearly 41 years of marriage until Jack’s death on Sept. 8, 1986. Patsy worked for the Bristow School system for 20 years and retired in 1985. She was a member of the First Christian Church and the First United Methodist Church in Bristow. Patsy was also an active member of P.E.O, the Tulsa Town Tolers, Bristow Alumni, Bristow Historical Society and Oklahoma Retired Teachers Association.

Thu
28
Jan

John W. Mullen, 2016

John W. Mullen, resident of Drumright, died Jan. 22, 2016. Private family services will be at a later date. Services are entrusted to Michael's Funeral Home of Drumright. (www.michaelsfuneralservices.com) John had worked at Bolin Ford as a mechanic and also owned his own repair shop in Depew before moving to Drumright after retirement.

Thu
28
Jan

William Charles Mayberry, 1936 - 2016

William (Charlie) Charles Mayberry was born April 9, 1936, in Kellyville, to William Ralph Mayberry and Dorothy Ralston Mayberry. He departed this life Jan. 27, 2016, at his home in Depew at the age of 79 years. Charlie worked for Creek County District 3 until his retirement. Charlie was a kind and loving individual who devoted himself entirely to his career and his family. His love of nature and wildlife was evident all of his life; and he was widely known for his selflessness, his gentility, and his quiet giving character. Charlie touched many lives and he was deeply loved by all of those who surrounded him.

Tue
26
Jan

Vern C. Wilson, Retired Trooper, 1944 - 2016

Vern C. Wilson was born Oct. 19, 1944, to Oscar and Eddy Wilson in McAlester. He departed this life Jan. 24, 2016, at the age of 71 years, three months and five days. He was a 1962 graduate of McAlester High School. He attended Southeastern State University until 1966. He then signed a contract to play football for the Dallas Cowboys. They sent him to play for their semi pro team, Sherman Dennison Jets. He served his country in the Army National Guard. He graduated from the 24th Patrol Academy and began his career with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol in 1968 and served until his retirement in 1994. On April 11, 1991, Vern C. Wilson and Connie were united in marriage in Eureka Springs, Ark.

 

Tue
26
Jan

Wess E. Lemley 1946 - 2016

Funeral services for Wess E. Lemley were held at Michael’s Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, Bristow, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at 11 a.m. Serving as officiants were Michael A. Davis and Mr. Charles King, a family member. Funeral and cremation services were entrusted to the care of Michael’s Funeral Home of Bristow. Condolences may be made online at www.michaelsfuneralservices.com. Wess E. Lemley was born in Chickasha on March 2, 1946, to the late James Arbon Lemley and Ethel Mae (Rogers) Lemley. He passed from this life at his residence in Bristow, on Jan. 21, 2016, at the age of 69 years, 10 months and 19 days.

 

Tue
26
Jan

Misty Ann Kershman, 1984 - 2016

Misty Ann Kershman was born May 12, 1984, to Floyd ( Junior) and Melinda Donaldson in Bristow. She departed this life Jan. 20, 2016, at the age of 31 years, eight months and eight days. She graduated from Bristow High School in 2002. She later received her certified nurse’s aide certificate from Central Area Vo-Tech. On Aug. 1, 2007, Neal Kershman and Misty Donaldson were united in marriage. She loved spending time with her family. She was very active in her kids’ lives. She enjoyed camping, fishing and cooking. She was employed by the Bristow Medical Center.

 

Fri
22
Jan

Donnita DeAnn Severs, 1990 - 2016

Funeral services for Donnita DeAnn Severs were held Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the High Spring Baptist Church south of Okemah. Interment will follow at the High Spring Cemetery. Donnita DeAnn Severs was born July 1, 1990, in Tulsa, to Larry Lecuyer and Rachael Ann Severs. She passed away Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, in Okmulgee at the age of 25. Donnita was a resident of Bristow. She was a graduate of Sequoyah High School and later received her Associate’s Degree from the College of Muskogee Nation. Donnita enjoyed participating in the Sand Creek Stomp Grounds. She loved spending time with her boyfriend Anthony Cargil and her three children, Tvpvsanv, Cvstvle and Tvfolope Cargil. She worked as an intake specialist for the Muskogee Creek Nation employment job and training department. She is preceded in death by her mother, one brother and two children.

 

Fri
22
Jan

Loretta Lynn Underwood, 1968 - 2016

Funeral services for Loretta Lynn Underwood will be held Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the Cromwell Pentecostal Holiness Church. Interment will follow at the Welty Cemetery. Loretta Lynn Underwood was born March 20, 1968 in Bristow to Donald Rich and Charlsie (Bevan) Rich. She passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in Okemah at the age of 47. Loretta was a 1986 graduate of Mason High School. She and Richard Underwood were married April 29, 1988, in Cromwell. Loretta was a former daycare worker; having worked for Webbs Daycare near Cromwell. She also worked for the sewing factory in Pharoah and the Wrangler Plant in Okemah.

 

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